Yes, we keep the calendar on VRBO (http://www.vrbo.com/406008 ) up to date every time someone reserves the house.
The beach access is across the street and six doors down in either direction. The access to the west is all ramps to the sand and next to the beach community center (great for kids). The access to the east has steps, golf cart parking, and typically fewer people.
No, under any circumstances. Our home is and needs to be free of smoke and pets in consideration of guests and our family members who have allergies. We also work very hard to keep everything very clean and fresh. We appreciate everyone who has observed these rental rules.
The house sleeps 17. Please note that 15 would be in beds and 2 would be on pull out sleeper sofas. We do not suggest sleeping two adults in the sleeper sofas, as they are not very comfortable. The beds all have special Marriott Courtyard Simmons mattresses which are great. Please refer to the floor plan under the PROPERTY TAB for the bed layout.
The rates for the summer season and both shoulder seasons are listed on the VRBO site or use the link under the BOOKING TAB. Off season rates are typically quoted as a day rate. Please contact us through the VRBO site and we will be happy to quote a specific rate for your stay.
No we do not rent to groups. The house is set up for family or a couple of families only. Please call us with any questions.
During the peak season we rent for a minimum of one week. Our check-in/check-out day is Saturday. Our check-in time is 3 p.m., check-out is 10 am.
During the off-season we will rent for shorter stays, usually for a minimum of 2 nights. Please contact us through the VRBO website for quotes on your specific dates.
We provide sheets and pillowcases for all beds and sleeper sofas as well as bath towels and wash cloths. Although we provide bed linens, guests are responsible for making up beds on arrival and stripping them upon departure. Sheets are conveniently located in bins inside the main entrance. Bath towels are in the bathroom cabinets. You will need to provide your own beach towels, however, as all of our linens are for inside use only.
We have provided 4 adult beach bikes with baskets, helmets, and locks for your use.
There are 12 beach chairs and 2 beach carts for your use. We also have an assortment of sand toys.
We have a pack-n-play and a high chair available. You will need to provide your own linens for the pack –n-play.
Some families have rented a golf cart to use for the week. See links. Our advice is to reserve these well in advance of your arrival.
There are also several companies who rent and will set up large beach umbrellas for you on the beach. The town of Ocean Isle Beach does not allow tents or canopies to be set up on the beach, other than a baby tent.
Yes, we have a charcoal grill and an outdoor gas grill for our guests to use. We typically have charcoal on hand and provide a charcoal chimney starter. We provide a portable propane tank for the gas grill. The tank can be exchanged at several nearby stores or can be refilled at the local hardware store. More information is available in the house guide book.
No, Ocean Isle Beach, along with most North Carolina beaches, have banned the use of tents and canopies as they restrict access by emergency vehicles. Beach umbrellas are allowed. Umbrellas can be purchased at the beach stores and we have links to the rental companies who will bring large umbrellas to you.